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(07 April 1950 / London)

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A wanderer’s song

No more shall we go wandering
By the light of the silvery moon
Or drinking the night time hours away
Because the evening goes too soon.

Less shall we woo young maidens
To steal a kiss or two
With fickle love in night-time bars
As others seem to do.

The night was made for wooing
Young damsels in early May
Under a clear full moon’s whisper
As young hearts go astray.

But beware as autumn comes around
There is a call from among the wild
As some young maidens go to ground
As they find themselves with child.

Submitted: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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  • Om Chawla (10/22/2013 4:15:00 PM)

    Let the wandering hearts beware of the consequence.A lovely write.

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  • Amitava Sur (10/18/2013 11:04:00 PM)

    A lovely depiction by cautioning a situation ending with a message.

  • Jack Growden (10/17/2013 1:39:00 AM)

    Beautifully written David!

  • Roseann Shawiak (10/6/2013 2:48:00 AM)

    Accurate depiction of loving and leaving, but never staying to claim your immature mistakes and right them. Leaving children without fathers to help raise them. Good portrayal of lessening morals in society. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. RoseAnn

  • Thomas A Robinson (10/1/2013 10:48:00 AM)

    Somehow there is not the maiden's blame
    It takes two to play the baby game
    Where is the responsible one?
    The boy's of kiss and flee
    Castrate one and the others will think differently.

  • Yasmeen Khan (10/1/2013 10:14:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with a good advice....

  • Jr Cuyam (9/29/2013 10:19:00 AM)

    beautifully written...unique

  • Lyn Paul (9/28/2013 6:15:00 AM)

    The evenings certainly do go to soon, love the tune of this song

  • Anthony Di''anno (9/27/2013 1:48:00 PM)

    Nice David. I particularly enjoyed the rhythm of this piece.

  • Heather Wilkins (9/25/2013 6:30:00 PM)

    beware of wandering hearts/. a good poem

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